September-December 2014 Programs
What is Therapeutic Recreation?
HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Programs are intended to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs. Programs are facilitated by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and/or qualified staff. We provide a quality and compassionate community-based environment for participants of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to challenge participants and support general independence, choice, self-determination, and self-confidence. We want each participant to enjoy recreation. We work towards social independence in a fun and safe environment, while encouraging a general sense of health, wellness, and improved quality of life.
Also, HRCA staff members in all program areas work together to support the leisure interests of people of all ages and abilities. Check the other sections of the guide for mainstream program opportunities when participants are ready for more independence. Ask the registration staff about free valet parking.
Scholarships are available for participants who need financial assistance to join groups or for personal instruction. Completion of a scholarship form is required.
For information about Therapeutic Recreation programs, birthday parties, scholarships, personal instruction appointments, or to volunteer contact the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at 303-471-7043 or the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 303-471-7045 or email us.
Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan/Annual Update
An Individual Service Plan (ISP) is required to participate in Special Needs Programs. For new enrollees, an ISP must be completed before service begins and for all participants an annual update is required each year thereafter.
Therapeutic Recreation Personal Instruction Designed for individual needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Cancellation notice of less than 24 hours can result in a charge for the session.
Therapeutic Recreation Small Group Instruction
Designed for small group needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Small groups will be with one Therapeutic Recreation staff member. Call the Therapeutic Recreation program to form groups.
Special Needs Family Swim Bring your family and enjoy some water fun during your one-on-one session. Perfect for program guests.
Therapeutic Recreation Classes
A parent or caregiver may be required to assist during Therapeutic Recreation Programs if a participant needs 1:1 assistance.
Splash Swim Group (ages 3-7)
Learn water safety activities, blowing bubbles, and swimming skills. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Pool.
Special Needs Tumbling (ages 3-7)
Movement skills, strength, coordination and balance are enhanced as children experience the joy of moving through space. Recreation Center at Northridge, Conundrum.
Special Needs Hip Hop Dance Class (ages 5-Adult)
The focus of this class is a fun dance environment. Come learn dance steps and creative movement to music. As a member of this dance group, participants will have increased self confidence and poise. The dancers are included in the studio wide shows. Sign up today.
Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Streetside South Studio
Special Needs Tae Kwon Do (ages 5 and up)
Designed to help students improve balance, concentration, self-control, and confidence. Belt testing is determined by our certified instructor and requires a separate fee. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Studio
NOTE: Martial Arts classes are not pro-rated. Please note when there is no class and take that into consideration when registering. The cost of the class sessions will remain the same; make-up classes will not be held for the days missed due to facility closures.
Thrilling Thursdays (ages 16 and up)
Join the program and participate in a variety of activities that increase motor skills, balance, and social skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, art, basketball, cooking, fitness, and more! Recreation Center at Southridge.
Special Needs Basketball (ages 8 and up)
Learn the skills necessary to play basketball. Also learn the rules of the game, focusing on good sportsmanship and teamwork. Recreation Center at Southridge, Gym.
Special Needs Indoor Soccer (ages 8 and up)
Learn the skills necessary to play soccer. Also learn the rules of the game, focusing on good sportsmanship and teamwork. Recreation Center at Southridge, Gym.
Special Olympics (ages 8 and up)
Join in the year-round competition in a variety of sports. Build confidence, pride, and physical skills through participation with others. Who can participate? Those age 8 and up with a physician's approval. Those under 8 years can practice with approval of the Therapeutic Recreation staff.
Special Olympics Almost 8 Just Can't Wait (ages 5-7)
For kids who are almost 8 and just can't wait to be an athlete! Provides an introduction to Special Olympics sports and skills. HRCA's Special Olympic sports are bowling, basketball, swim team, and tennis.
Individual Service Plan (ISP)
Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan (ISP) Form
Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan (ISP) Annual Update Form
We are grateful for our volunteers who support the program to make our services possible. If you’d like to join our volunteer team we’re currently looking for those interested in helping assist participants in programs.
For more information on Therapeutic Recreation programs call 303-471-7043 or email us.